Scott Englund is a terrorism, counter-terror policy, and international security expert. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Political Science at the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, a Visiting Scholar with the Orfalea Center for Global and international Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Non-Resident Fellow at TRENDS Research and Advisory. Prior to his present academic career, Dr. Englund was a political and counter-terrorism analyst for the Department of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; in that capacity he provided assessments for the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and other senior US policy makers. Between 2006 and 2009, Dr. Englund was deployed to Iraq four times. Dr. Englund has also served on the professional staff of elected officials at the federal, state and municipal level of government in the US.
He loves being on the water, and is a sailor: from tall-ships to dinghies, racing to relaxing (but mostly relaxing).